The Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation is one of 13 state and provincial chapters of the Wild Sheep Foundation,
whose purpose is “to promote and enhance increasing populations of indigenous wild sheep on the North American
continent, to safeguard against the decline or extinction of such species, and to fund programs for professional
management of these populations, keeping all administrative costs to a minimum.” In recent years, efforts of the
Foundation and its state chapters and affiliate organizations have expanded beyond the needs of wild sheep to
include all wildlife, its habitat and support of sportsmen’s rights.
Wyoming WSF was formed in 1983 and has a long record of actively working for Wyoming’s bighorn sheep, other
wildlife, education and hunter’s rights. Led by an all volunteer board of directors, Wyoming WSF annually raises
thousands of dollars through the energy and efforts of conservation-minded sportsmen and women throughout Wyoming.
During the past 25 years, Wyoming WSF has funded $780,773 in research, management and education efforts to benefit
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the Cowboy State. Since 1983, the national WSF organization has provided over
$820,000 in grant-inaid funds for bighorn sheep projects in Wyoming, and thousands more in “multistate” projects.
Working cooperatively with local, state and federal agencies, Wyoming’s school systems and the University of Wyoming,
and other conservation organizations, the dedicated members of Wyoming WSF have been a catalyst in ensuring the health
and status of mountain sheep in Wyoming. Wyoming WSF holds two general membership meetings every year, in early June and
early December. Meeting locations periodically rotate around the state, to encourage participation and attendance by the
membership. Members receive two semi-annual newsletters, periodic mailings and an opportunity to really make a difference
for Wyoming’s bighorn sheep.
As a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, contributions to Wyoming WSF are tax-deductible to the extent
allowed by law. Annual and lifetime memberships are available at a bargain price. Won’t you please consider joining us
in our efforts on behalf of Wyoming’s bighorn sheep, wildlife and sportsmen?
Sheep during the 2013 tour of the WGFD Thorne-Williams (Sybille) facility in Wheatland, WY.
The most recent donations by WY-WSF to the Sybille facility have been over $6,000.